One debate is scrubbed, another is confirmed, as Trump resumes campaign travel

A Marine is posted outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying the President is in the Oval Office, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A Marine stands Friday outside the West Wing of the White House, signifying that the president is in the Oval Office. (Associated Press)

After two days of confusion, the bipartisan group that organizes presidential debates said Friday that it had canceled the scheduled face-off next week between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, but that it expects them to debate once more before the election.

Barring any last-minute

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FILM REVIEW: Honeymood – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writer and Director: Talya Lavie

No one sleeps in Jerusalem in this wry rom com from Tayla Lavie. It might be expected the two newlyweds in Honeymood would have good reason to stay awake on their wedding night, but sex is far from their minds as jealousies and misunderstandings force them out into the streets and into a series of strange encounters with other insomniacs.

Noam’s father has booked the

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Travel Begins to Bounce Back in China During Golden Week Holiday



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Travel Begins to Bounce Back in China During Golden Week Holiday

Some 637 million residents of China traveled inside their country during the recent eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending tens of billions of dollars at a time when officials hope to get consumers to spend more and perk up the economy.

More than 45 percent of China’s 1.4 billion people traveled during

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Hotel Henry, Richardson Olmsted Campus reeling from pandemic | Local News

Business at InnBuffalo off Elmwood Avenue, an 11-room bed and breakfast, is down 75% due to the pandemic, owner Joseph Lettieri said.

But Lettieri – who said his inn is for sale for reasons unrelated to Covid-19 – predicted the coronavirus may actually benefit boutique hotels like his in the future.

“Boutique accommodations that can demonstrate hospital-grade standards for cleaning will come out of this stronger and with better market

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Air Canada and Transat sharply discount takeover deal | News

Air Canada and Transat AT, the parent company of Air Transat, have renegotiated the terms of their planned tie-up, sharply discounting the price per share.

The move was prompted by the devastating impact of the coronavirus on the air transport industry.

The two Montreal-based carriers stated on 10 October that Air Canada will now acquire all shares of Transat for C$5 ($3.81) per share, payable at the option of Transat

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Is the Culture of the ‘Perfect App’ About to Disappear?

“TikTok is evolving into a platform where people of all races and genders and backgrounds can simply be themselves,” eMarketer analyst Debra Williamson says

James Henry was on TikTok before the platform even donned that name. The 26-year-old is a veteran, using the platform since the days of Music.ly — before TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance bought it and merged the two.

Henry has seen TikTok evolve from a virtually

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EasyJet forecasts $1.1 billion annual loss from COVID-19 pandemic

  • The British airline easyJet on Thursday said it might have lost up to $1.1 billion in its 2020 fiscal year — its first full-year loss.
  • The airline forecast headline losses before tax of £815 million to £845 million, or $1.06 billion to $1.1 billion, for the year that ended September 30. 
  • The budget carrier said it expected to operate at about 25% of operational capacity in the first few months
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Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show hits the road tonight to raise funds for theatre industry | Theatre | Entertainment

Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show will perform at some of the country’s most prestigious theatres for a run of socially distanced outdoor performances. And all ticket sale proceeds are being donated to the venues as a “thank you” by show producers Imitating The Dog.

The first performance of the bone-chilling new production will be staged to a standing audience of 100 outside Leeds Playhouse tonight and the three-week tour will

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Fans Are Dragging Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Dean Unglert for Their Luxury Flight They Just Took to the Maldives

While Bachelor in Paradise didn’t happen in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, fans are still keeping up with Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Dean Unglert. The happy couple loves to travel, and they recently posted about a trip they took to the Maldives. Unfortunately, it didn’t go over well with many of their fans. Here’s what everyone’s talking about.

Caelynn Miller-Keyes planned a trip to the Maldives with Dean Unglert

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News Updates: Pelosi Rejects White House’s $1.8 Billion Covid Relief Package

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Here’s what you need to know about the impact of Covid-19, Hurricane Delta, and more ahead of the coming trading week.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday rejected the White House’s latest $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief package, saying in a letter to colleagues that a key concern was “the absence of any response on a strategic plan to

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Netflix Celebrates Chinese Culture With Dazzlingly Designed but Otherwise Conventional Lunar Toon

You may not have noticed it, what with so much content coming out on Netflix each week, but the company has been ramping up big time on original animation over the past two years. From last year’s Oscar nominee “I Lost My Body” to internal productions “The Willoughbys” and “Klaus,” Netflix’s cartoon offerings have already reached a point to rival Pixar and DreamWorks. By 2023, the streamer estimates that it

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big on sound, kind on your wallet

Best budget Bluetooth speakers Buying Guide: Welcome to What Hi-Fi?’s round-up of the best budget wireless speakers you can buy in 2020.



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Best budget Bluetooth speakers 2020: portable, desktop and multi-room

Bluetooth speakers have always been a great addition to any music lover’s box of tricks, but they’ve never been more desirable than right now. Perhaps dropping a significant sum on something offering multi-room or

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ROAD TRIP TRAVEL TRENDS

LIFESTYLE AND TRAVEL CORRESPONDENT SHARES THE LATEST TIPS FOR LOCAL GETAWAYS

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With many families actively looking for the perfect weekend getaway, how can they prepare to travel in the ‘new normal’? Lifestyle and Travel Correspondent Amy E. Goodman has the latest in local travel trends and how to plan a safe and happy road trip for the family.  Whether it’s finding the

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Hawaii vacation? COVID-19 hassles abound amid tourist testing program

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Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers. (Oct. 7)

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Hawaii is going to start providing an alternative to its mandatory quarantine rule next week, but don’t pack your swimsuit without knowing the details.

Visiting the islands still won’t be as carefree as

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Airlines forced to make big changes in response to COVID

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Change is hard. 

Just ask anyone who has ever tried to lose weight, start an exercise regimen, gain control of their finances, quit smoking, or keep new year resolutions.  It is easier to give up than to continue fighting or changing course.  Unless there is a reason, specifically a real need to do so, or we see direct results pretty quickly, change seldom happens.  We stick

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San Diego Sonder apartment-style hotel review

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Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, I’ve been very selective with the accommodations I’m willing to stay in during my travels.

And as a travel writer, I’ve generally looked for hotels with stringent COVID policies or private vacation rentals where I don’t have to worry about coming in contact with other

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Is anyone taking the second wave of COVID-19 seriously? This data shows we’re shopping and travelling like it’s practically 2019

Despite warnings to limit travel and physically distance from others, Ontarians are driving, shopping and going out for recreational purposes at levels approaching what they were before the pandemic, according to mobile phone data.

The data, gleaned from Google and Apple mobile devices, shows that while the trends of Ontarians’ activities are still below what they were pre-pandemic, they have been increasing since about mid-May when the province entered Stage

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These Luxury Cruise Ships Are Being Sold for Scrap Metal

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FILM REVIEW: Eyimofe (This is My Desire) -The BFI London Film Festival 2020

 Writer: Chuko Esiri

Director: Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri

There are many experiences of home, some, like Pinter, are sinister and fraught while others are celebratory and restorative. But for Mofe and Rosa, the protagonists in Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri’s debut film Eyimofe (This is My Desire), showing as part of the London Film Festival, home is a place of strife and burden as the leads plan journeys

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Trump turned his hotels, resorts into ‘Beltway’s new back rooms,’ New York Times reports

Trump attended 34 political fundraisers at his hotels and resorts that brought in $3 million in revenue, the Times reported.

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